We’ve all heard of attempting to live a purpose-driven life, but what about conducting a purpose-driven job search? The ongoing pandemic has untethered many job candidates from prior geographic and job requirement constraints, leaving many with new priorities around what an ideal new job should be.
An all eggs in one basket approach is not an effective drug development approach. The same applies to job candidates seeking their biopharma dream job.
We previously highlighted the need for industry-academia partnerships to recruit and retain talent in the BioHealth Capital Region. As qualified life sciences job candidates continue to be in high demand in the region, institutes such as Frederick Community College (FCC) have stepped up to the plate to help fill the local talent pipeline and diversify the next generation of the workforce.
With the opening of its state-of-the-art facility in Rockville in 2017, GSK has been strengthening its manufacturing presence in the US. As a result, the site’s portfolio of programs and bulk production has been growing steadily, with
Mining job posting sites and carpet bombing potential life sciences employers with your CV and a cover letter is an antiquated approach to landing your next dream job. Relying on this job search method alone will result in your CV getting lost among the morass of job candidates jockeying for attention and the opportunity to interview.
BioTrain™; has been working with Montgomery College to help students and professionals in the biotech field enhance their hard and soft skillsets for the past six years.
What You’ll Learn
How to enter and move between academia, biotech and big pharma
Tips for advancing your career internally, even in the most competitive environments
How to discover your zone of genius and things to consider when trying to identify your next career move
Your personal brand, why it matters, and how to get noticed
The culture of the industry, including progress made in diversity, equity, and inclusion but also challenges of working in an industry that lacks leadership diversity. We have a candid conversation on the barriers to leadership and how to make progress toward a truly inclusive and equitable industry.
‘Candidate experience’ is a phrase that is frequently tossed around by talent acquisition leaders seeking to improve their recruiting and hiring practices. This makes sense, as the current job market is competitive, and wholly candidate driven: most desirable candidates are currently employed, often evaluating several job options in addition to ‘yours’. With that being said, the experience that you provide your candidates can be the difference between winning a new employee, or losing great talent to a competitor.
When your skills aren’t being utilized, your interests have changed, or even your lifestyle has different demands, it can be easy to start scrolling LinkedIn or Indeed. Before jumping ship and changing jobs, I suggest having a conversation with your manager. In fact, I encourage my clients to talk to their managers as their skills, interests, and lifestyle is changing rather than wait until it already has.
The life sciences industry is evolving rapidly into a world where lab experimentation will meet artificial intelligence, automation will merge with human ingenuity and hard-won wisdom, and the power of viral vectors, stem cells, nanotechnology, and gene editing tools will revolutionize health care as we know it.